You've heard the stories. You may have even been a victim of it yourself. High junior associate salaries are destroying the legal industry and changing how law firms operate. The high salary, along with other benefits such as signing bonuses and guaranteed summer pay has created a "golden handcuff" that is preventing associates from leaving their firm to pursue something else if they are unhappy.
Not only does this make for disgruntled employees, but it also creates an unhealthy environment where workers don't feel motivated to put in their best work because they're being paid well regardless of performance or output. There are other reasons why high junior associate salaries are harming the legal industry, and in this podcast with Harrison Barnes, legal recruiter, you will learn how to protect yourself from the fallout caused by this industry-wide phenomenon.
Learn how to balance tactics and strategy when navigating your legal career in this podcast with Harrison Barnes, Legal Recruiter.
About Harrison Barnes
Harrison Barnes is the founder of BCG Attorney Search and a successful legal recruiter. His firm BCG Attorney Search has placed thousands of attorneys. BCG Attorney Search works with attorneys to dramatically improve their careers by leaving no stone unturned in job searches and bringing out the very best in them. Harrison has placed the leaders of the nation’s top law firms, and countless associates who have gone on to lead the nation’s top law firms. There are very few firms Harrison has not made placements with. Harrison’s writings about attorney careers and placements attract millions of reads each year. He coaches and consults with law firms about how to dramatically improve their recruiting and retention efforts. His company LawCrossing has been ranked on the Inc. 500 twice. For more information, please visit Harrison Barnes’ bio.Read Article